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Nelson Examiner March 30th 1863

The ship Electra , 606 tons, Captain John Woodgate, arrived in our harbour on Monday last, after a passage of 111 days from the Downs. She brings considerable cargo for this port, and a number of passengers. Two persons were drowned during the voyage; one an apprentice, named john West, lost during a gale while on watch near the forecastle, on the night of the 26th February; the other, William Hutcheson, who while skylarking by hanging to the fore-port brace on the night of the 1st January, fell overboard and was drowned.